Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica | Criticism

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SOURCE: "Newton's God of Dominion: The Unity of Newton's Theological Scientific, and Political Thought," in Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton's Theology, by James E. Force and Richard H. Popkin, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, pp. 75-102.

In the following essay, Force argues that Newton's conception of a "God of Dominion" is the key factor that unites and informs all aspects of Newton's studies.

Gi; introduction: the Hues and Shades of Newton's Genius (or Torturing a Metaphor) =~ Sintroduction: the Hues and Shades of Newton's Genius (or Torturing a Metaphor)

Today, when we consider Newton and his work, there is a tendency among both popularizers and scholars to see Newton through a prism, so to speak, and to study Newton in refraction just as Newton studies light by passing it through a prism and breaking it down into its primary colors. Newton is seen, at different times...

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